Israel has resumed air strikes in Gaza after Palestinian militants fired rockets following the end of a three-day truce on Friday morning. The Israeli army called the renewed rocket attacks “unacceptable, intolerable and short-sighted”. Palestinian militant group Hamas, which controls Gaza, earlier rejected any extension of the truce, saying Israel had failed to meet its demands.
About 1,940 lives have been claimed in four weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting in Gaza. No less than 1,890 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have died, according to latest United Nations figures. Israel’s government states 64 Israeli soldiers have been killed, along with two Israeli civilians and a Thai national. It also claims that about 900 Palestinian militants have died in the violence.